How to Immigrate to Canada from Israel – 3 Easy Options

Discover how you can to Immigrate to Canada from Israel.

There are many reasons you may consider immigrating to Canada from Israel. As we would later explain, moving to Canada from Israel is a worthwhile deal. Canada has promising potential for good jobs, quality education or your children, standard healthcare, and overall better life expectancy – compared to Israel.

Currently, Canadian immigration is presenting a unique opportunity. In 2022, the Canadian Government announced the critical need for up to 1.4 million new immigrants who could become permanent residents. This plan was structured to last over the next three years – from 2021 to 2023.

Therefore, there has never been a better and easier time to immigrate to Canada from Israel than now. Canadian borders are open to eligible immigrants from Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa, Eilat, Herzliya, Netanya, Tiberias, Nazareth or any other Israeli cities. Canadian immigration programs are friendly to the Israelites, we’ll look at 3 easiest options.

Why Should I Immigrate to Canada from Israel?

You may wonder what makes Canada so special and why you should consider the country an immigration option. Well, we’ll tell you some of the things that highlight Canada as one of the best countries in the world to immigrate to as an Israeli:

#1. Excellent Work-Life Balance

Canada has an environment and culture that allows residents to easily balance work and other aspects of their lives. The work environment is lenient on workers, holidays are respected, and most workers would earn their pay on holidays. Additionally, workers get bonuses and other benefits, including health insurance, education for their children.

#2. World-Class Education

Canada has an unmatchable educational standard. In fact, one of the reasons why foreigners immigrate to Canada the most is to pursue quality education. Most schools here meet acceptable teaching standards and provide the necessary facilities for students’ ease and fast learning. Also, teachers and community members are usually very friendly, making the journey even easier for foreigners.

#3. Quality Standard of Living

With all other factors being equal, living in Canada is a pretty good life, with all the basics needed to live a quality life guaranteed. Working in Canada, for example, grants residents the ability to sponsor all the comfort they may need. Asides from this, the government shoulders many responsibilities for its permanent residents and citizens such as healthcare, child education and other needed amenities. Workers usually also enjoy some level of property insurance from their employers. Lastly, Canada’s relatively underpopulated state makes resources available enough to go around.

How can I Move to Canada from Israel?

Depending on why you want to immigrate to Canada and how long you want to stay, there are tens of options for immigrating to Canada from Israel. Some will let you stay for only a few months, others a few years, and some others still can let you remain in Canada permanently. Some immigration programs are strictly for business purposes, some for work, some for tourism, some for studies, etc. Therefore, it is important that you first understand what you would like to do in Canada and then find out the best immigration pathway for fulfilling that dream.

Where Canadian immigration is concerned, the ultimate of them is becoming a permanent resident of the country. This allows you to stay in Canada for the longest time and permanent residence is the closest to Canadian citizenship. Most times, Canadian permanent residents enjoy just as much as citizens compared to other foreigners in Canada who have other statuses, such as tourists or students.

Of course, we would start with the most popular and fastest means – the ‘almighty‘ Express Entry of Canada.

The Express Entry System

There is a high chance that you have heard of the Express Entry System as it is the most utilized immigration option to Canada. The Express Entry System is Canada’s pathway for admitting skilled workers and is essentially the program for persons seeking to become permanent residents.

In Canada, skilled workers are those with the qualifications and experience needed to work jobs classified other Skill Level 0, A, or B according to the National Occupation Classification (NOC). Suppose your job falls under any of these categories, or you have the qualifications to work an occupation under any of the categories. In that case, you can migrate to Canada as a skilled worker.

There are three distinct programs under Express Entry, each with its unique requirements. They are:

  1. Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
  2. Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
  3. Federal Skilled Trade Program (FSTP)

It is essential to understand what categories of people each of these programs is for and the requirement to meet. You should only apply to Express Entry if you qualify for one or two of these programs (although you can only apply to one at a time).

Applying to Express Entry requires you to create an Express Entry profile which would be used to determine your eligibility to apply for permanent residence later on. When you submit your profile, it goes into the Express Entry pool alongside the profile of other applicants like you. Through your profile, the IRCC can determine if you are truly eligible and will award you points based on the information you fill in your profile.

Every two weeks, there is a draw in the Express Entry pool for selecting the most qualified candidates to apply for permanent residence. This selection is based on candidates’ scores in the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS).

Other Ways to Immigrate to Canada from Israel

Although Express Entry is the primary pathway to Canadian permanent residence, it is not the only means. There are many other economic class immigration streams to choose from. We will highlight some of these immigration options below and explain how they work.

As an Israeli desiring to immigrate to Canada, you can consider other immigration options such as:

The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

PNP is the second-biggest skilled worker pathway after Express Entry. This program gives Canadian provinces and territories the ability to select prospective immigrants who meet their economic needs.

There are two ways to move to Canada from Israel through the Provincial Nominee Program: Either you apply directly to a province or territory’s provincial program, or you make yourself available for provinces and territories to nominate you through your profile in the Express Entry pool.

Whichever option you are going for, you will still create an Express Entry profile. Hence, the Express Entry system is an excellent way to shoot your shot for two programs at once. However, you do not have to indicate interest in a provincial nominee program when applying to Express Entry. Neither do you have to apply to any Express Entry programs= when you are only targeting PNP. Nevertheless, you must create an Express Entry profile.

Suppose a province invites you to apply for its nominee program. In that case, you will get extra 600 points, increasing your chances of success in the Express Entry pool.

The Atlantic Immigration Program

The Atlantic Immigration Program requires two things basically from you:

  • Being a skilled worker OR being a graduate of a higher institution in Atlantic Canada
  • Willingness to work and reside in any of the four Atlantic provinces

In other words, this program is for persons who qualify as skilled workers under the National Occupation Classification or are graduates of institutions in Atlantic Canada. If you are an Israeli willing to go through this pathway, then you can begin by first picking a study permit to study in any of Canadian’s higher institutions.

Ultimately, you must remember that the Atlantic Immigration Program allows you to only become a permanent resident of any of the four Atlantic Provinces. These provinces are New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador.

Through this program, employers in these provinces can hire foreign workers to take roles they could not fill locally.

Note that the Atlantic Immigration Program replaced what was once known as the Atlantic Immigration Pilot.

How to Apply for Permanent Residence through Atlantic Immigration Program

Already, you know that this program requires you to be a skilled worker or a recent graduate of a higher institution in Atlantic Canada. Other requirements include:

  • Adequate work experience for persons who are non-graduates of a Canadian higher institution. This work experience implies having worked for a minimum of 1560 hours in the last five years in a job that qualifies as a skilled occupation.
  • Meet the educational requirements for each skill level type as prescribed by NOC
  • Moreover, you should get a full-time job offer that qualifies as a skilled occupation in any of the four Atlantic Provinces. There are other details you should know about job offers suitable for the Atlantic Immigration Program which you should take the time to find out.
  • You need to also meet the language requirements for each skill level type according to the NOC’s prescriptions.
  • Proof of sufficient funds to immigrate to Canada

Documents Required for Applying to the Atlantic Immigration Program

  • A valid language test such as IELTS or TOEFL.
  • Your educational credentials.
  • An Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report.
  • Proof of sufficient funds to immigrate to Canada.
  • Proof of job offer in an Atlantic Province.

How to Apply to Atlantic Immigration Program

Here are four simple steps for applying to this program:

  1. Get your employer to fill out the form: Offer of Employment to a Foreign National under the Atlantic Immigration Program (IMM 0157)
  2. Fill out all of these forms:
  • Generic Application Form for Canada (IMM 0008)
  • Additional Dependants/Declaration (IMM 0008 DEP)
  • Schedule A – Background/Declaration (IMM 5669)
  • Economic Classes – Atlantic Immigration Program (IMM 5501)
  • Additional Family Information (IMM 5406)
  • Supplementary Information – Your Travels (IMM 5562)
  • Declaration for Minors Travelling to Canada (IMM 5604) (if applicable)
  • Statutory Declaration of Common-Law Union (IMM 5409) (if applicable)
  • Use of a Representative (IMM 5476) (if applicable)
  1. Pay the application fee online
  2. Submit your application

Note: When filling your forms, make sure you turn on Adobe Reader 10 (or higher) and JavaScript. Also, make sure to validate forms that are in barcode form like IMM 0008

FAQs on How to Immigrate to Canada from Israel

What are the Easiest Ways to Immigrate to Canada from Israel:

  • Express Entry
  • Provincial Nominee Program
  • Family Sponsorship
  • Atlantic Immigration Program

How Much Do I Need to Immigrate to Canada from Israel?

An Israelite will need about 39,901 shekel (CAD $15,500) to migrate to Canada without a family or accompanying dependent. This amount covers the application fee, proof of funds, government fees, and other expenses. However, it does not include transportation costs to Canada. Couples from Israel may spend up to 51,486 shekel (roughly CAD$20,000) for Canadian Immigration.

Can I Migrate to Canada Without a Job Offer?

Yes. You can migrate to Canada without a job offer. There are specific programs that give you this opportunity. While a job offer may give you an edge in some of these programs, it is not a compulsory requirement. To know more about the requirements for each immigration pathway, visit the IRCC’s website.

Can I move to Canada from Israel as a Student?

Sure yes. Israeli students have presence in many Canadian Designated Learning Institutions. We have a guide on how to go about immigration from Israel to Canada as a student. If you’re requiring some sort of support while studying in Canada, do check out Embassy of Israel in Canada for consular services such as passport renewal.


There are many options for immigrating to Canada from Israel, depending on what you want. We have explained how three of these immigration pathways work on this page and have highlighted others that can also make you a permanent resident of Canada. Generally, the IRCC’s website contains comprehensive and up-to-date information about these immigration programs. Before you apply to any program, visit the website for extensive information on the program.